Lanny Keller: Boring Louisiana governor’s race could keep some people away from the polls on Oct. 24 _lowres

WDSU news director Jonathan Shelley, left, gives instructions as gubernatorial candidates ready themselves for a debate, sponsored by WDSU, at their studio in New Orleans, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. From left are Shelley, Rev. Jeremy Odom, Louisiana Public Service Commissioner, Dist. 2. Scott Angelle, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Baton Rouge, U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, and attorney Cary Deaton. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Today in The Rundown: Poll results on past governors; governor hopefuls debate; Jindal takes aim at Cruz; and much more.

Coming Saturday: More from our independent poll conducted by Ron Faucheux of Clarus. The final topic voters were asked about is Confederate monuments.

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Countdown…
Days until the 2015 primary election day: 21
Days until the runoff (as needed):49
Days until the Iowa caucuses:
123

Where in the world is Gov. Bobby Jindal? Jindal is heading back to Baton Rouge today after a campaign stretch in Iowa.

The News

LA Gov: Six of the gubernatorial candidates took part in a televised debate Thursday night, including the big four. http://bit.ly/1jB4QSl

Budget: State Treasurer John Kennedy has refused to transfer funds to help shore up the state budget because he says there isn’t enough money to go around. http://bit.ly/1M4lNvi

Poll: The latest in a poll commissioned by The Advocate and WWL-TV, has what voters think about Louisiana’s governors. Who did they say is the best? Who is the worst? http://bit.ly/LAElection

Jindal: Gov. Jindal penned an op-ed for Fox News, in which he criticizes Donald Trump on health care but also takes aim at Ted Cruz for “enabling” Trump for political gain. http://bit.ly/1iPKdkU

Food Stamps: A change in state policy could kick some 64,000 people off Louisiana’s food stamp program. http://bit.ly/1iPKtQM

GOP 2016: A fundraiser will be held for Ben Carson in New Orleans this weekend at the home of GOP political consultant Mary Matalin. http://bit.ly/1jBeswz

LALege: A majority of the state House has already been elected because candidates face no opposition. http://bit.ly/1jBeJiU

Happy weekend, everybody!

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